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Sites We Like

When you have a lot of big questions about your future, it helps to know you can find impartial information to support your decision making, here's our pick of the best sites to help you do that.


  • Careerpilot – offers expert careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place. Featuring separate parent and advisor zones – https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/
  • Lifepilot – helps adults into higher level study. https://www.life-pilot.co.uk/
  • The Uni Guide – where you can research courses and where to study, plus insights from admissions experts – https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/
  • The student Room  – is the UK’s largest online student community, find expert information and peer support about everything from GCSE mocks and careers/jobs to relationships and health – https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/
  • Prospects – gives access support finding a job, careers advice or support applying to study at HE https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
  • National Careers Service – provide careers information, advice and guidance. They can help you to make decisions on learning, training and work at all stages in your career. https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/
  • The Careers and Enterprise Company – are government funded and aim to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work. https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/
  • The National Citizenship Service – is a programme open to 15 – 17 year olds that offers an array of free or heavily subsidised activities including residential Summer schools. https://wearencs.com/
  • Uni Taster Days – a great online tool offering the opportunity to search and compare universities and college via their events, plus they create renowned resources such as the Teacher’s Guide to University. https://www.unitasterdays.com/

Local services:

  • CSW Group – For over 25-years has uncovered learning and work opportunities for thousands of people. They provide contracts that support businesses, young people and adults through key transition points. We deliver services that build aspiration and turn it into achievement, unlocking potential and developing individuals and organisations. https://cswgroup.co.uk/
  • Youth Hub Devon – Skills Launchpad Devon – This local hub is a one stop shop for skills and employment information in Devon. Find the support you need, whether that is help through redundancy, upskilling, finding the right skills path for your future, or understanding what to study. https://skillslaunchpad-devon.org.uk/
  • Exeter Works – This online resource will provide overview information on a range of information, including; career and job opportunities, training opportunities, redundancy support, business start up, where to get other types of support, grants and finance, dedicated support for young people (age 16-24). We will help individuals to access the right support, and we are working with all organisations to ensure they are also able to signpost people to the right services. https://exeterworks.org/


Information about specific qualifications

  • T levels – This government site is student/employer facing and tells you everything you need to know in a straight forward and easy to digest format. https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/
  • Apprenticeships – This government site helps you explore a range of resources designed to help inspire and support the apprentices of tomorrow. https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/


Student Finance Information

  • Student Finance England – Quickstart Finance Guide is a service provided by the Student Loans Company. We provide financial support on behalf of the UK Government to students from England entering higher education in the UK. https://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/quickstartfinanceguide/index.html
  • Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert – Practical tips and guides to help understand student finance and to help students manage their money. https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/students/
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs you have because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. This can be on its own or in addition to any student finance you get. The type of support and how much you get depends on your individual needs – not your household income. https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowance-dsa


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